Upper Val Pogallo
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Upper Val Pogallo

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A: Val Pianezzoli 3

Af Kay F. Jahnke, 1.3 km væk

Val Pianezzoli 3

B: Bridge over Rio Pogallo

Af Kay F. Jahnke, 1.4 km væk

Near Pogallo, the trail to Pian di Boit crosses the Rio Pogallo. The bridge passes high over the rive...

Bridge over Rio Pogallo

C: Val Pianezzoli 2

Af Kay F. Jahnke, 1.4 km væk

Here the Val Pianezzoli widens for a bit and creates this picturesque jungly plain overgrown with lus...

Val Pianezzoli 2

D: south end of Strette del Casè 2

Af Kay F. Jahnke, 1.4 km væk

south end of Strette del Casè 2

E: south end of Strette del Casè

Af Kay F. Jahnke, 1.4 km væk

After a long ascent from Pogallo, the trail finally arrives at the Strette del Casè. Even though it s...

south end of Strette del Casè

F:

Af Kay F. Jahnke, 1.8 km væk

This is the hardest part of the trail from Pogallo to Bocchetta di Campo. There are lots of ups and d...

G: Trail to Pian Di Boit

Af Kay F. Jahnke, 2.0 km væk

The trail from Pogallo to Pian di Boit is well-made, as can be seen from these sturdy bridges crossin...

Trail to Pian Di Boit

H: near Bocchetta di Scaredi

Af Kay F. Jahnke, 2.2 km væk

near Bocchetta di Scaredi

I: Bocchetta Di Cortechiuso, June 2010

Af Kay F. Jahnke, 2.6 km væk

2009/10 brought a lot of snow, so even as late as June, there are still some patches visible here at ...

Bocchetta Di Cortechiuso, June 2010

J: Bocchetta Di Cortechiuso

Af Kay F. Jahnke, 2.6 km væk

On the border of Val Grande National Park, this pass is one of the less common entry points to the Va...

Bocchetta Di Cortechiuso

Dette panorama blev taget i Piedmont

Dette er et overblik over Piedmont

The name Piedmont comes from medieval Latin Pedemontium, i. e. "ad pedem montium", meaning "at the foot of the mountains": Piedmont, whose capital is Turin, is surrounded on three sides by the Alps, including Monviso, where Po river rises, and Monte Rosa. It borders France, Switzerland and the Italian regions of Aosta Valley, Lombardy, Liguria and Emilia Romagna.

Its history was linked for centuries to Savoy dynasty: since 1046 Piedmont was part of County of Savoy, raised to Duchy of Savoy in 1416, evolved in the eighteenth century into the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia. The role of Piedmont for Italy's unification is comparable to the role of Prussia for Germany and his army was the engine of the unification process, ended with the creation of the Kingdom of Italy in 1861. The presence of Savoy in its territory bequeathed a large number of castles and residences.

Lowland Piedmont is a fertile agricultural region, producing wheat, rice and maize and is one of the great winegrowing areas in Italy. The region contains major industrial centres: FIAT automobile plants in Turin, Ferrero's chocolate factories in Alba, tissue and silk manufactories in Biella, in Ivrea Olivetti was an important technology center, publishing in Turin and Novara.

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